Have You Ever Kept Stingrays?

WyldLife6201
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April 30th, 2009, 11:43 am #1

Have any of you guys ever kept stingrays? If, you have what kind and post a picture! These creatures are pretty delicate since they cost a fortune and they need special gravel and tank mates that don't take his food. Thanks!

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Tigerpuffer
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April 30th, 2009, 8:18 pm #2

no, but i know some stuff about them. motoros are agressive, leopoldis are wind caught with hook and line, a tank of about 200 gallons that is almost square from above and only about 12'' tall are ideal... and yeah they need very fine gravel or sand because the skin of their bellies is very soft
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April 30th, 2009, 8:53 pm #3

No but I might get some in the near future.
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May 1st, 2009, 5:38 pm #4

stringrays killed the crocidle hunter steve irwin
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May 1st, 2009, 11:57 pm #5

Fish wrote:stringrays killed the crocidle hunter steve irwin
Saltwater stingrays not freshwater. Freshwater rays are peacuful and delicate.
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WyldLife6201
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May 2nd, 2009, 4:02 am #6

Thanks for pointing that out, Alex. SW Stingrays have a mind of their own, FW Stingrays are peaceful.

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May 2nd, 2009, 11:47 pm #7

actually that has nothing to do with it.


steve swam over the ray, then the camera man, trying to get a good shot, got too close and scared the ray, which instinctively whipped its tail around. it wasnt trying to attack steve...just defend itself.
and steve actually died after pulling the stinger out of his chest.
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May 3rd, 2009, 12:48 am #8

NUMB3RS wrote: Thanks for pointing that out, Alex. SW Stingrays have a mind of their own, FW Stingrays are peaceful.
Yeah thats true
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HarlanAshmore
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May 3rd, 2009, 6:11 am #9

i saw some at the LFS today they were awesome and only 1600 each bloody bargain maybe after i win the lottery i might think about maybe getting one instead of thae mansion i am going to build
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WyldLife6201
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May 3rd, 2009, 2:21 pm #10

Stingrays are infact pricey. The lowest I have seen a Stingray was for $30 and it was for a Columbian Stingray. The more larger and more colorful stingrays are priced at a high rate since most of them are wild caught.

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